London-headquartered placement firm Asante Capital Group has hired Alexander Apponyi, former European head of private capital at Jefferies International, as managing director.
Apponyi will play a key role in supporting Asante’s growth and development across its New York, London and Hong Kong offices, according to a statement from the firm.
He will be based in London and work alongside managing partner Warren Hibbert and partner and chief financial officer Alka Patel.
Apponyi has more than 20 years of experience advising and marketing private equity, private debt and real assets managers as well as private placements and private financings across Europe, Asia and the US. He has personally raised over $2.2 billion in capital and worked on more than $28 billion of fundraisings globally, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Apponyi was most recently managing director and European Head for Z Capital, a New York-based mid-market alternative asset manager. Prior to Z Capital, he served for more than three years as managing director and European head of the private capital group at investment bank Jefferies International. Earlier in his career, he held senior fundraising and advisory roles at Brookfield Asset Management, BerchWood Partners and UBS Investment Bank.